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Chadwick Boseman fans urge Marvel not to recast the role of Black Panther after the actor's tragic death


Chadwick Boseman fans mourn the tragic death of the actor announced on Friday following his battle with colon cancer.

The South Carolina-born actor died at the age of 43 and left a staunch fandom thanks to his historic role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Fans reached out to social media after Boseman's death, telling Marvel not to re-cast Boseman's lead as T & # 39; Challa and to withdraw the Black Panther character out of respect.

RIP: Chadwick Boseman fans mourn the tragic death of the actor, announced on Friday after his battle with colon cancer (pictured in March 2018).

It comes after the MCU rewrite of Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / The Hulk after Edward Norton's turn in The Incredible Hulk in 2008.

They also have Col. James & # 39; Rhodey & # 39; Rhodes / War Machine assigned to Don Cheadle after Terrence Howard launched the role in the 2008 blockbuster Iron Man.

A fan appealed to Disney's own studio in a now viral Tweet: & # 39; Do not redefine this role @MarvelStudios. It's ready. & # 39;

Jeremy Conrad (who hosts the MCU Cosmic podcast) shared a similar one feeling: & # 39; Do not recast. It cannot be replaced. #WakandaForever & # 39;

Don't rewrite: Fans reached out to social media after Boseman's death, telling Marvel not to re-define Boseman's lead as T & # 39; Challah and to withdraw the character out of respect

Don't rewrite: Fans reached out to social media after Boseman's death, telling Marvel not to re-define Boseman's lead as T & # 39; Challah and to withdraw the character out of respect

Appeal: A fan appealed to the Disney studio in a now viral tweet: “Don't re-cast this role @MarvelStudios. It's ready & # 39;

Appeal: A fan appealed to the Disney studio in a now viral tweet: “Don't re-cast this role @MarvelStudios. It's ready & # 39;

Superfan: Jeremy Conrad (who hosts the MCU Cosmic podcast) shared a similar sentiment: "Don't recompose." It cannot be replaced. #WakandaForever & # 39;

Superfan: Jeremy Conrad (who hosts the MCU Cosmic podcast) shared a similar sentiment: "Don't recompose." It cannot be replaced. #WakandaForever & # 39;

Praised: The actor was praised in many more tweets over the weekend

Praised: The actor was praised in many more tweets over the weekend

Another follower wrote: & # 39; Please withdraw the character out of respect and let him live as a legend in the world. Like Universal in Paul Walker's Fast & Furious. Please, please, please do not redefine this symbol. "

While many seem to think that the character should retire, some have also suggested giving the Black Panther title to another fan favorite.

A person sent: "If Marvel wants to continue the Black Panther series, T & # 39; Challa must not be re-cast. Pass the title on to Shuri, just my opinion."

Shuri is portrayed by Letitia Wright and is the younger sister of T & # 39; Challa. She is the innovative scientist who is behind much of Wakanda's advanced technology.

Before his untimely death, Boseman took over the helm of the upcoming Black Panther 2, which is slated to premiere on May 6, 2022.

New black panther? While many seem to think that the character should retire, some have also suggested passing the Black Panther title on to another fan favorite, Shuri (played by Letitia Wright).

New black panther? While many seem to think that the character should retire, some have also suggested passing the Black Panther title on to another fan favorite, Shuri (played by Letitia Wright).

Pass the Torch: While many seem to think the character should retire, some have also suggested passing the Black Panther title on to another fan favorite

Pass the Torch: While many seem to think the character should retire, some have also suggested passing the Black Panther title on to another fan favorite

With production on the sequel not yet underway, it is unclear which direction returning writer / director Ryan Coogler will be headed.

Boseman could make another appearance as T & # 39; Challa on the upcoming Disney + animated series What If, which is slated to premiere in 2021.

Although it is not known whether Boseman started speaking for the project, several other MCU stars will appear on the show.

The first Black Panther premiered in January 2018 and was an unconditional hit among critics and box offices. It grossed $ 1.347 billion worldwide and became the most successful solo superhero film.

It also answered a long overdue need for representation in the cinema and became the first Schwarz-led film in the MCU's 18 titles at the time.

Coming soon: Before his untimely death, Boseman took over the helm of the upcoming Black Panther 2, which is slated to premiere on May 6, 2022

Coming soon: Before his untimely death, Boseman took over the helm of the upcoming Black Panther 2, which is slated to premiere on May 6, 2022

Plot change: As production of the sequel had not yet started, it is unclear which direction returning writer / director Ryan Coogler will be headed

Plot change: As production of the sequel had not yet started, it is unclear which direction returning writer / director Ryan Coogler will be headed

Beloved Movie: The First Black Panther premiered in January 2018 and was an undaunted hit among critics and box offices. It grossed $ 1.347 billion worldwide and became the most successful solo superhero film

Beloved Movie: The First Black Panther premiered in January 2018 and was an undaunted hit among critics and box offices. It grossed $ 1.347 billion worldwide and became the most successful solo superhero film

Boseman received a NAACP Image Award for his breakthrough entry into the superhero franchise.

His death was confirmed on Friday, August 28, after he was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, which he fought quietly until it reached stage IV.

A statement from his family on Twitter Read: “As a true fighter, Chadwick has endured it all, bringing you many of the movies you have come to love so much.

"From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and a few more have all been filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy."

The statement went on, "It was his career honor to bring T & # 39; Challa to life in Black Panther."

Premature Death: Boseman's death was confirmed Friday, August 28, after he was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, which he fought quietly until reaching stage IV

Premature Death: Boseman's death was confirmed Friday, August 28, after he was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, which he fought quietly until reaching stage IV

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